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125Consultation and coordination

(1)    Before complying with a direction under section 123(1) by providing, securing the provision of or participating in the provision of services for residents of a particular place or area, a local authority shall consult each of the following with responsibility for all or part of the area—

(a)    a Health Authority,

(b)    a chief officer of police,

(c)    a police authority,

(d)    a probation committee, and

(e)    a youth offending team.

(2)    The local authority shall also—

(a)    consult any voluntary body which provides services for young persons in the place or area concerned and which the local authority think it appropriate to consult,

(b)    consult the National Council for Education and Training for Wales,

(c)    consult any authority or person with whom arrangements have been made for the place or area concerned under section 10(1) or (3)(a), (b) or (c) of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (careers services),

(d)    consult any relevant organisation established for the purpose of enabling voluntary bodies to co-operate and co-ordinate their activities,

(e)    consult such other persons as the local authority think appropriate, and

(f)    provide such opportunities as the local authority think appropriate for young persons in the place or area concerned to express their views.

(3)    Subsection (4) applies where a local authority—

(a)    provide or propose to provide youth support services for the residents of a particular place or area, or

(b)    secure or propose to secure the provision of youth support services for the residents of a particular place or area.

(4)    Where this subsection applies, persons and bodies listed in subsection (1) with responsibility for all or part of that place or area shall—

(a)    exercise their functions so as to support and assist the services provided, secured or proposed by the local authority, and

(b)    coordinate the exercise of their functions, so far as seems reasonable, with persons providing those services.

(5)    Subsection (4) shall not require persons or bodies to take action which would significantly interfere with the efficient or effective exercise of their functions.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: see s 154(2)(b).

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